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2 I-LHS students recognized by National Merit program

MEREDITH — Matthew Schneberger, senior at Inter-Lakes High School has been named a Commended student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Johnathan Cox, senior at Inter-Lakes High School has been named a Semifinalist student from The National Merit Scholarship Program. Both students have earned exemplary class standing and have taken an exceptionally rigorous honors and advanced placement high school course curriculum.

The National Merit Scholarship Program (nationalmerit.org) was established in 1955 and is privately financed and open to all U.S. high school students who meet program requirements. The program identifies academically talented youth and connects them with college scholarship donors while promoting respect and support for the education of exceptional students. There are over 476 corporate and college scholarship sponsors who participate in this program.

Johnathan Cox is one of 118 students in New Hampshire (including both public and private high schools) to earn the distinction of Semifinalist. The National Merit Program begins and is initially based on PSAT scores taken in the fall of a student’s junior year. John and Matt were both “Commended” for their outstanding PSAT scores. Based on additional criteria John has progressed to the status of “Semifinalist” and can now apply to qualify as a “Finalist” and/or “Scholarship Winner.”

Cox's exemplary high school program has prepared him for his future goal of studying Physics at the college level. John’s first college choice is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cox is enrolled this year both at ILHS and at Plymouth State University where he is taking University Physics and Calculus II. In addition, Cox studied mathematics this past summer at the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in Concord. He participates on the Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Track & Field Teams and the school math team.

Schneberger's exemplary class standing and honors, advanced placement and Virtual Learning Academy Charter School high school curriculum has prepared him for his future goal to study math and science. Schneberger has completed several rigorous online courses through the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (vlacs.org) including Latin. In addition to academics he participates in Band, the math team and enjoys the arts.

“Recognizing Matthew and Johnathan is an honor and a well-deserved and well-earned accomplishment” states I-LHS Principal Patricia Kennelly.

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Waterville Valley Resort holding job fair today

WATERVILLE VALLEY — A job fair will be held today, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waterville Valley Resort, 56 Packards Road.

Employers in the fields of hospitality, health care, finance, education, and computer science will be among those scheduled to participate.

The event is being put on jointly by Waterville Valley Resort and the state Department of Employment Security.


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Halloween dance for kids in Laconia on Saturday

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation Department will host a Halloween dance for youngsters in grades kindergarten through fifth grade at the Laconia Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The fee is $5 per child.

Youngsters may dress in costume and prizes will be awarded. Parents may drop their children off or stay to help monitor the dance.

If anyone is interested in helping with chaperoning the dance, they should contact the Parks & Recreation office at 524-5046.

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Winni Playhouse holding auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's Education Department will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on October 17th from 5-9 pm and October 18th from 1-5 pm.

Joseph is Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's whirlwind musical retelling of the picaresque misadventures of everyone's favorite minor biblical character. It follows our hero from obscure beginnings to escaping his jealous brothers' murderous plotting and serving at the feet of power to finally gaining some power for himself. It features an energetic pop-rock inspired score that accompanies the twists and turns in Joseph's journey with an appropriately diverse mix of musical styles running the gamut from ballads and Elvis to calypso and country. It premiered on Broadway in 1982, when it was nominated for six Tony Awards, and has seen multiple revivals and tours since that time.

Auditions for leading and ensemble roles are open to actors age 8-18, with roles available in the Children's Choir for actors as young as 6. All roles are available. The production runs January 16-18.

Students planning on auditioning should visit the Playhouse's website to schedule a five minute audition appointment one day or the other. Everyone auditioning for a lead or ensemble role should prepare an up-tempo musical theatre song and come with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Children of any age who would like to participate in the Children's Choir can choose to sing "Yankee Doodle" or "My Country Tis Of Thee." Much more information, including rehearsal schedule and tuition information, is available on the website: www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department's production of Joseph will be directed by Timothy L'Ecuyer of Nashua, the Playhouse's Education Director. Judy Hayward of Mont Vernon, founder of StageCoach Productions, will music direct. Hayward has over 200 productions to her credit and has been honored for excellence in music direction at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards multiple times. Lisa Travis of Holderness completes the directorial team as choreographer. The founder of Terminal Hip Dance Theatre and on faculty in Plymouth State University's Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, where she has been honored for her work. L'Ecuyer says that he is "beyond thrilled to work with such talented and passionate partners." He also points out that "the design team is also made up of impressive, experienced professional theatre artists."

Delivering theatre education to students of all ages, experiences, and abilities is a right and a privilege that is central to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's mission. The Education Department provides programming that fosters a life-long appreciation of the technique, history, and literature of theatre and its ancillary fields of study. It promotes the developmentally appropriate acquisition of theatrical skills and encourages their application in theatre and in life. It, above all, seeks to inspire its students to use theatre as a tool to develop empathy, with which they may explore and come to better understand the world.

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